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Spookyfoot Sep 15, 2014 @ 7:47pm
Cosmochoria in the Press
Hey guys! I've put together a collection of articles and videos featuring Cosmochoria. The majority of these are in anticipation of the Early Access launch (with the exception of the Yogcast videos). As such, they are great sources to check out if you're interesting in seeing what the game is like at this stage in development. (I should also probably mention that there is some colorful language in some of the videos.)

If I've missed anything, please feel free to let me know!


Previews and News

Gizorama Preview
John Wyma’s captures the cheekier side of Cosmochoria in his witty, (and only mildly innuendo-filled) preview.
http://www.gizorama.com/2014/preview/cosmochoria-preview

Mxdwn.com
Kerwin Tsang discusses Cosmochoria and the Early Access announcement. My favorite quote: “You are a wandering cosmonaut, who developer Nate Schmold repeatedly and vehemently emphasizes is naked…”
http://games.mxdwn.com/news/naked-cosmonaut-exploration-game-cosmochoria-set-for-steam-early-access/#more-7383

Shigeru Reviews and Co.
Shadowharold20 from Shigeru Reviews and Co. provides us with a short and sweet review of the game as it approaches Early Access.
http://shigerureviewsandco.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/cosmochoria-review-steam/

Noobfeed
Megan from Noobfeed writes about the changes Cosmochoria has experienced since March and comments on the seemingly perfectionist attitude of the developer, (Nate!) as the game heads towards Early Access.
http://www.noobfeed.com/previews/302/cosmochoria-steam-early-access

Indie Game Magazine
Joel does a rather nice write-up for Cosmochoria's Early Access release. This article has what is, perhaps, my favorite description of the game so far: "This is an intergallactic version of that creepy neighbor you have that never closes his curtains and walks around nude."
http://indiegamemag.com/cosmochoria-brings-pantsless-cosmonauts-to-early-access-september-29/

Pixel Flood (Italian)
Federica from Pixel Flood has written a preview of Cosmochoria (in Italian!) so this may be helpful to you if Italian is your preferred language. Federica discusses the colorful nature of Cosmochoria which, although she loves, has some negative side-effects as well.
http://pixelflood.it/Videogames-recensioni/cosmochoria-recensione

SoulCry (Russian)
Vadim from SoulCry has written a preview of Cosmochoria in Russian! He seems to enjoy the game, but wishes it had a multiplayer option (hint hint nudge nudge).
http://soulcry.name/pervye-vpechatleniya-ot-igry-cosmochoria/

PC Gamer
Tom from PC Gamer celebrates the recent appearance of space gardening games, and though he feels that Cosmochoria is not as serene as other titles in the genre, he enjoys the arcade/shooter element that Cosmochoria brings to the table.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/09/29/cosmochoria-a-space-gardening-shooter-hitting-early-access-today/

Living Myth Magazine
Matthew from Living Myth Magazine would like the stress that he has gone into his review of Cosmochoria completely blind, and thus, is a true neutral party. Despite dying many times, he considers the game a relaxing and enjoyable experience, though wishes there were more variety in the enemies.
http://livingmythmagazine.com/blog/2014/09/29/ogre-plays-games-cosmochoria/

SegmentNext
Yesterday Daav brought us a great Youtube video, and today he has a preview for us too. Davv discusses the roguelike elements and challenge of Cosmochoria, and suggests that building prompts and customizeable controls would help to improve gameplay.
http://segmentnext.com/2014/09/29/cosmochoria-early-access-preview/

Village Gamer
Village Gamer provides us with a very helpful and informative article that includes the history of the Kickstarter, current game features and specifications, impressions, and even a 25-minute Twitch video of the gameplay!
http://www.villagegamer.net/2014/09/29/cosmochoria-on-steam-early-access-today/

Indie-O-Rama (Spanish)
Indie-O-Rama has written a preview of the game in Spanish! Perfect for our friends who prefer to read en Español.
http://www.indieorama.com/cosmochoria/

Ten Crazy Minutes
Check out this podcast with Nate Schmold, hosted by Adrian from Ten Crazy Minutes!
http://tencrazyminutes.com/podcast-03-cosmochorias-nate-schmold/

Gamerscape
Paul gives us an in-depth look at Cosmochoria in Early Access, discussing the mechanics, art style, weaponry, eggs, and death-bringing red zones.
http://gamerscape.co.uk/article.php?p=155

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
A tidy run-down of Cosmochoria's game mechanics and brief discussion on the dev's decision to release on Early Access.
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/10/01/cosmochoria-early-access/

Power Up Gaming
Funny, well-written review by Jake from Power Up Gaming. My favorite quote: "Just know that you're a naked man with a jetpack, some seeds, and a gun. And like all naked men with jetpacks, seeds, and guns, you're on a mission."
http://powerupgaming.co.uk/articles/220-cosmochoria-early-access-review

Indie Games
A brief overview of Cosmochoria as it heads to Early Access.
http://indiegames.com/2014/09/cosmochoria_now_available_on_s.html

RGZ
Matt provides an Early Access preview of Cosmochoria. Unsure what to define the game's genre as, Matt settles on "rogue-like" and says that while the game is well-designed, it could use some polish in certain areas. He looks forward to seeing how it will improve during Early Access.
http://rgz.ca/gaming/cosmochoria-impressions-bringing-planets-to-life-one-plant-at-a-time/

GameSkinny
Stephanie from GameSkinny provides us with a helpful, detailed review. She praises the polish of the Early Access release, but expresses some concern and frustration at the patience required to progress and the periods of waiting versus frantic action.
http://www.gameskinny.com/vmmpd/cosmochoria-the-tale-of-a-naked-intergalactic-space-farmer

The Shelter (Italian)
Another review for our Italian friends! The reviewer seemed to enjoy the colorful graphics but may have felt that the enemies were a bit repetitive.
http://theshelternetwork.com/cosmochoria-anteprima/

Indie-Love / Initiative Check
James from Indie-Love and Initiative Check interviews Nate Schmold and discusses the development of Cosmochoria. Check it out to uncover the cosmic secrets about indie game development you've always wondered about.
http://indie-love.com/2014/10/02/cosmochoria-an-interview-with-nate-schmold
http://www.initiativecheck.com/2014/10/02/cosmochoria-an-interview-with-nate-schmold/

TecnoSlave (Spanish)
A brief overview of Cosmochoria (in Spanish!) Discusses the Early Access release, and the arcade influenses of the game.
http://tecnoslave.com/cosmochoria-ya-esta-disponible/

Ninja Blues
Jarenth feels that Cosmochoria is, at its current state, a flawed game with a lot of potential. He takes a detailed look at the game and offers some constructive criticisms on areas that he feels could be improved, (such as the random exploration).
http://www.ninja-blues.com/2014/10/06/indie-early-access-land-cosmochoria/

Game Side Story (French)
Skywilly has written a helpful preview of Cosmochoria (in French!) and discusses core gameplay elements and (I believe) the addictive nature of the game.
http://www.gamesidestory.com/2014/10/06/gametest-cosmochoria-pc/

Title Update
Like a couple of the other reviews, this one was written in response to Indie Gamer Chick's #GamesMatter event on Twitter. The rogue-like elements of Cosmochoria are discussed, as well as the usefulness of upgrades!
http://titleupdate.net/first-impressions-cosmochoria/

Siliconera
Chris provides on overview of Cosmochoria and alerts readers to the fact that alien invaders want to ruin your planet-restoring fun.
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/04/hang-cosmochoria-plant-seeds-kill-giant-space-monsters/


Yogcast

The super cool guys from Yogcast took a look at Cosmochoria during the Kickstarter campaign and recorded tons of videos! They are playing the old, Pre-Alpha version in the following links, but they are still very very funny.

Fun Friday - Cosmochoria Part 1 - Simon Yognau(gh)t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXWhKagLS50
Fun Friday - Cosmochoria Part 2 - Flaming Fireballs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Njk2Y9vnyo4
Sjindie Games - Cosmochoria with Simon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC2jkFwlPeQ
Parv Plays Cosmochoria Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1up6NN5eFqE
Cosmochoria - Slice With Strife https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aohhqZHeWPI


Youtubers

Tengu Drop - Cosmo with a Shotgun & The Space Egg of Mystery
A lovely and charming video from Joe as he explores the galaxy, shoots aliens, and finds secrets. This video is over an hour long, so it covers tons of stuff!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1q46Gv6ZCY8

Tengu Drop - Intergalactic Ninja
Joe shows off the Illumina Sword in this playthrough of Cosmochoria. Check out the alien-slicing action!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvoGjGcaBVU

Lumpz the Clown
Lumpz has recorded a very funny and entertaining video of Cosmochoria! This is a great video to watch if you’d like to get a sense of the difficulty level of the game early on.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6oYmbfNJmo

Furore Gaming
Captain Ozz shares his experience as he tackles Cosmochoria. This is a great video for the time-conscious, as Ozz showcases core elements of gameplay in 15 minutes! This series has 5 parts in total, which you can find links to here: http://www.3030.ca/community/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL1v-bGB7wQ&feature=youtu.be&a

Mom Approved Let's Plays
Longtime Cosmochoria fan Dennis shows off the game on his family-friendly Youtube channel. Perfect for younger audiences or those who are sensitive to the strong language that is usually found in Let’s Plays.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrHaS_2XJ7o

Cosmochoria w/ Daor
An awesome video from another longtime fan, Daor. This is another great video if you’re short on time but want to check out the key elements. (Includes epic boss fight!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYrqv2wt7ws

JollyRogerIndieTime
This video is even better for the time-conscious - summarizes key elements of gameplay in a little over 2 minutes!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hxOn18XxpI

ExcalibursZone
Excaliber actually didn't enjoy Cosmochoria very much, so this video may be helpful if you're not really certain if this game is for you. Although critical, it is honest, which is always appreciated!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggCTTG5YZxo

Cliqist
Cliqist has done some coverage of Cosmochoria in the past, and now Suzanne Verras has recorded a "Cliqist Plays" video for us all! Check it out for some crazy space-dragon-fighting skills.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5quHCCOetG4

DISTURBEDHOPE
This two-part video shows off the gameplay in build V0.118. Also, a rating is given with suggestions to improve gameplay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxeR0pRsSzY&list=PLMRrWS-mxzYZMp2i3e0q_iVTzMtPZZH5Y&index=1

Kristi Tries: Cosmochoria (Steam Early Access)
Kristi78968 from Youtube records a funny and entertaining video of Cosmochoria V0.122. Spoiler: Avoid the red like the plague!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hPCUa8Dd4Q

Daavpuke
A very funny video from Youtuber Daavpuke which teaches us the importance of greed. And towers!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_x1SnXtWUY

Tengu Drop: Cosmochoria - Steam Early Access Overview
Joe from Tengu Drop is back with a mini-guide to the galaxy! Thanks, Joe!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv-1nHuiTu4&feature=youtu.be&a

LetsPlayProPusski (Russian)
Here is a playthrough of Cosmochoria (in Russian!) Unfortunately I cannot tell if it is positive or negative, but may hopefully help out some of our Russian friends in deciding whether Cosmochoria is for them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFmfzkCms7s

Tengu Drop: Cosmochoria - Anti-Gravity Matrix Turtle!
Joe is back once more, and this time, he has a sniper rifle. Today, Joe takes on the universe and makes friends with a mysterious space turtle along the way!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXg-wRSErOE

Paradise Decay
This video showcases 28 minutes of pure Cosmochoria gameplay! There is no commentary, so viewers can focus entirely on the game itself and make their own impressions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJiqHTN7azA
Last edited by Spookyfoot; Oct 7, 2014 @ 11:33am
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Spookyfoot Sep 22, 2014 @ 8:55am 
Joe from Tengu Drop has a new video up! This one is all about the Illumina Sword, so check it out if you'd like to see some alien-slicing action!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvoGjGcaBVU
The Indie Folx Sep 22, 2014 @ 9:42am 
COSMOCHORIA on INDIE TIME

http://youtu.be/5hxOn18XxpI
Spookyfoot Sep 24, 2014 @ 6:47pm 
Hey guys, here are some more videos and reviews!

ExcalibursZone
Excaliber actually didn't enjoy Cosmochoria very much, so this video may be helpful if you're not really certain if this game is for you. Although critical, it is honest, which is always appreciated!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggCTTG5YZxo

Shigeru Reviews and Co.
Shadowharold20 from Shigeru Reviews and Co. provides us with a short and sweet review of the game as it approaches Early Access.
http://shigerureviewsandco.wordpress.com/2014/09/23/cosmochoria-review-steam/


Cliqist
Cliqist has done some coverage of Cosmochoria in the past, and now Suzanne Verras has recorded a "Cliqist Plays" video for us all! Check it out for some crazy space-dragon-fighting skills.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5quHCCOetG4

DISTURBEDHOPE
This two-part video shows off the gameplay in build V0.118. Also, a rating is given with suggestions to improve gameplay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxeR0pRsSzY&list=PLMRrWS-mxzYZMp2i3e0q_iVTzMtPZZH5Y&index=1
Last edited by Spookyfoot; Sep 24, 2014 @ 9:08pm
Spookyfoot Sep 28, 2014 @ 5:46pm 
Hey everyone! There have been even more articles and videos posted in anticipation of Cosmochoria's Early Access release tomorrow (!!)

Noobfeed
Megan from Noobfeed writes about the changes Cosmochoria has experienced since March and comments on the seemingly perfectionist attitude of the developer, (Nate!) as the game heads towards Early Access.
http://www.noobfeed.com/previews/302/cosmochoria-steam-early-access

Indie Game Magazine
Joel does a rather nice write-up for Cosmochoria's Early Access release. This article has what is, perhaps, my favorite description of the game so far: "This is an intergallactic version of that creepy neighbor you have that never closes his curtains and walks around nude."
http://indiegamemag.com/cosmochoria-brings-pantsless-cosmonauts-to-early-access-september-29/

Pixel Flood (Italian)
Federica from Pixel Flood has written a preview of Cosmochoria (in Italian!) so this may be helpful to you if Italian is your preferred language. Unfortunately I can't read Italian, but according to Google Translate (which is never wrong), Federica seems to be discussing the excessively colorful nature of Cosmochoria. Which is either good or bad. I'm not sure.
http://pixelflood.it/Videogames-recensioni/cosmochoria-recensione

SoulCry (Russian)
Vadim from SoulCry has written a preview of Cosmochoria in Russian! He seems to enjoy the game, but wishes it had a multiplayer option (hint hint nudge nudge).
http://soulcry.name/pervye-vpechatleniya-ot-igry-cosmochoria/

Kristi Tries: Cosmochoria (Steam Early Access)
Kristi78968 from Youtube records a funny and entertaining video of Cosmochoria V0.122. Spoiler: Avoid the red like the plague!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hPCUa8Dd4Q

Daavpuke
A very funny video from Youtuber Daavpuke which teaches us the importance of greed. And towers!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_x1SnXtWUY
Last edited by Spookyfoot; Sep 28, 2014 @ 6:04pm
Spookyfoot Sep 29, 2014 @ 11:05am 
Cosmochoria is out today on Steam Early Access guys! As such, there has been a flood of articles and previews showing up. Thank you so much to everyone who has covered the game so far <3


PC Gamer
Tom from PC Gamer celebrates the recent appearance of space gardening games, and though he feels that Cosmochoria is not as serene as other titles in the genre, he enjoys the arcade/shooter element that Cosmochoria brings to the table.
http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/09/29/cosmochoria-a-space-gardening-shooter-hitting-early-access-today/

Living Myth Magazine
Matthew from Living Myth Magazine would like the stress that he has gone into his review of Cosmochoria completely blind, and thus, is a true neutral party. Despite dying many times, he considers the game a relaxing and enjoyable experience, though wishes there were more variety in the enemies.
http://livingmythmagazine.com/blog/2014/09/29/ogre-plays-games-cosmochoria/

SegmentNext
Yesterday Daav brought us a great Youtube video, and today he has a preview for us too. Davv discusses the roguelike elements and challenge of Cosmochoria, and suggests that building prompts and customizeable controls would help to improve gameplay.
http://segmentnext.com/2014/09/29/cosmochoria-early-access-preview/

Village Gamer
Village Gamer provides us with a very helpful and informative article that includes the history of the Kickstarter, current game features and specifications, impressions, and even a 25-minute Twitch video of the gameplay!
http://www.villagegamer.net/2014/09/29/cosmochoria-on-steam-early-access-today/

Indie-O-Rama (Spanish)
Indie-O-Rama has written a preview of the game in Spanish! Perfect for our friends who prefer to read en Español.
http://www.indieorama.com/cosmochoria/

Tengu Drop: Cosmochoria - Steam Early Access Overview
Joe from Tengu Drop is back with a mini-guide to the galaxy! Thanks, Joe!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv-1nHuiTu4&feature=youtu.be&a
Spookyfoot Oct 3, 2014 @ 5:53pm 
Lots more news and reviews for you all!

Ten Crazy Minutes
Check out this podcast with Nate Schmold, hosted by Adrian from Ten Crazy Minutes!
http://tencrazyminutes.com/podcast-03-cosmochorias-nate-schmold/

Gamerscape
Paul gives us an in-depth look at Cosmochoria in Early Access, discussing the mechanics, art style, weaponry, eggs, and death-bringing red zones.
http://gamerscape.co.uk/article.php?p=155

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
A tidy run-down of Cosmochoria's game mechanics and brief discussion on the dev's decision to release on Early Access.
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/10/01/cosmochoria-early-access/

Power Up Gaming
Funny, well-written review by Jake from Power Up Gaming. My favorite quote: "Just know that you're a naked man with a jetpack, some seeds, and a gun. And like all naked men with jetpacks, seeds, and guns, you're on a mission."
http://powerupgaming.co.uk/articles/220-cosmochoria-early-access-review

Indie Games
A brief overview of Cosmochoria as it heads to Early Access.
http://indiegames.com/2014/09/cosmochoria_now_available_on_s.html

RGZ
Matt provides an Early Access preview of Cosmochoria. Unsure what to define the game's genre as, Matt settles on "arcade-like" and says that while the game is well-designed, it could use some polish in certain areas. He looks forward to seeing how it will improve during Early Access.
http://rgz.ca/gaming/cosmochoria-impressions-bringing-planets-to-life-one-plant-at-a-time/

GameSkinny
Stephanie from GameSkinny provides us with a helpful, detailed review. She praises the polish of the Early Access release, but expresses some concern and frustration at the patience required to progress and the periods of waiting versus frantic action.
http://www.gameskinny.com/vmmpd/cosmochoria-the-tale-of-a-naked-intergalactic-space-farmer

The Shelter (Italian)
Another review for our Italian friends! The reviewer seemed to enjoy the colorful graphics but may have felt that the enemies were a bit repetitive.
http://theshelternetwork.com/cosmochoria-anteprima/

Indie-Love / Initiative Check
James from Indie-Love and Initiative Check interviews Nate Schmold and discusses the development of Cosmochoria. Check it out to uncover the cosmic secrets about indie game development you've always wondered about.
http://indie-love.com/2014/10/02/cosmochoria-an-interview-with-nate-schmold
http://www.initiativecheck.com/2014/10/02/cosmochoria-an-interview-with-nate-schmold/

TecnoSlave (Spanish)
A brief overview of Cosmochoria (in Spanish!) Discusses the Early Access release, and the arcade influenses of the game.
http://tecnoslave.com/cosmochoria-ya-esta-disponible/

LetsPlayProPusski (Russian)
Here is a playthrough of Cosmochoria (in Russian!) Unfortunately I cannot tell if it is positive or negative, but may hopefully help out some of our Russian friends in deciding whether Cosmochoria is for them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFmfzkCms7s
Last edited by Nate Schmold; Oct 6, 2014 @ 9:32am
Babila Oct 4, 2014 @ 7:06am 
Hi ^^ I'm Federica from Pixelflood.it.
I love colors in Cosmochoria, but at the same time they cause confusion and are annoying if, for example, the gamer is on a little planet and have to plant seeds very close. Then little aliens hide between them, stunning the gamer. In a bigger planet, instead, the wider surface allows to better manage the space.
Also Wreckonings and explosion of life in planets are amazing. I like the idea that colors corrispond to planets rebirth, and I compare Wreckonians to venoumous frogs - that are shiny and dangerous guys too.
So... I'm in a kind of epochè about colors in your game. They fit perfectly with the background, but have also some negative side. I gave them a Golden Neko-Octopus, however ;)
Last edited by Babila; Oct 4, 2014 @ 7:15am
Spookyfoot Oct 5, 2014 @ 4:18pm 
Hi Federica! Thank you so much for the explanation! :D Sorry for the bad description in my comment, (I was using Google Translate which, obviously, isn't the best haha).

I love the comparison you made to the venomous frogs, as their beauty is also a source of danger. Really cool way to describe it.

Babila Oct 6, 2014 @ 6:00am 
Thank you ^^ sorry for the hitch :/
Spookyfoot Oct 6, 2014 @ 7:01pm 
No apologies needed! Your thoughtful critique is very much appreciated, and reviews in other languages are so beneficial to helping people decide if the game is right for them! :D I just feel bad that I can't properly translate haha.

Also, here is another update of news, reviews, and videos for everyone!

Tengu Drop: Cosmochoria - Anti-Gravity Matrix Turtle!
Joe is back once more, and this time, he has a sniper rifle. Today, Joe takes on the universe and makes friends with a mysterious space turtle along the way!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXg-wRSErOE

Ninja Blues
Jarenth feels that Cosmochoria is, at its current state, a flawed game with a lot of potential. He takes a detailed look at the game and offers some constructive criticisms on areas that he feels could be improved, (such as the random exploration).
http://www.ninja-blues.com/2014/10/06/indie-early-access-land-cosmochoria/

Game Side Story (French)
Skywilly has written a helpful preview of Cosmochoria (in French!) and discusses core gameplay elements and (I believe) the addictive nature of the game.
http://www.gamesidestory.com/2014/10/06/gametest-cosmochoria-pc/

Title Update
Like a couple of the other reviews, this one was written in response to Indie Gamer Chick's #GamesMatter event on Twitter. The rogue-like elements of Cosmochoria are discussed, as well as the usefulness of upgrades!
http://titleupdate.net/first-impressions-cosmochoria/

Siliconera
Chris provides on overview of Cosmochoria and alerts readers to the fact that alien invaders want to ruin your planet-restoring fun.
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/04/hang-cosmochoria-plant-seeds-kill-giant-space-monsters/
Last edited by Spookyfoot; Oct 6, 2014 @ 7:04pm
Spookyfoot Oct 7, 2014 @ 11:32am 
My apologies for the delay in posting this video by Paradise Decay. I had remembered posting it, but apparently that memory was complete and utter fantasy and did not actually happen. So here it is!

Paradise Decay
This video showcases 28 minutes of pure Cosmochoria gameplay! There is no commentary, so viewers can focus entirely on the game itself and make their own impressions.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJiqHTN7azA
Last edited by Spookyfoot; Oct 7, 2014 @ 11:37am
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